The Boston Globe Magazine | July 29, 2018

A seascape by New England artist Sue Charles from Powers Gallery in Acton lends softness to the sitting room. Over the fireplace, Cupcake sconces by Dunes and Duchess cast a glow.

Michael J. Lee

Your Home | Refresh

Updating a Melrose Victorian with bright and cheerful color

The owners wanted a kid-friendly scheme that works with their eclectic tastes and their home’s turn-of-the-century architecture. And they weren’t afraid of bold color. By Marni Elyse Katz

Don’t miss out on this money for energy-efficient home improvements

Strategic upgrades can help you slash heating and cooling expenses — and maybe even make some money while you’re at it. By Jon Gorey

Perspective | Magazine

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It’s presented as a solution to Internet addiction. But it can also mean more invasive snooping about our behavior, habits, and emotions.

Dinner With Cupid

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Will this charming salesman help her get over her ex?

Love Letters

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Meredith_New_Logo-4234.jpg He says he’s committed to forever with me, but not to getting engaged

It seems my choices are either to leave the guy I love or to settle for less than what I really want.

Miss Conduct

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/23/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/miss%20conduct_logo-4229.jpg My husband has developed a disgusting habit

Just the thought of it makes me queasy. How do I get him to stop?

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cooking0729crop.jpg Refreshing recipes for lemonade and other citrusy drinks for summer

Cool down this summer with these thirst-quenching fruit drinks.

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/style0729alt.jpg Fresh summer tableware inspired by the sea

Serve up some fun with these marine-themed pieces.

images froM ADOBE STOCK; globe staff photo illustration

Connections | Magazine

How my grandmother’s last choice, where to be buried, was for us, not her

She always wanted to be buried with “her people.” The way she defined that term changed, and changed me.

Your Week Ahead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Cinquecento.JPG Things to do around Boston, July 30-Aug. 5

Dine Out Boston, a songwriter’s showcase, “The Music Man,” and more.

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So why does prenatal care ignore the topic altogether?

Beach guide

Summer Travel

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Opener0506beaches-3903.jpg The 20 best beaches to visit in New England

The region is blessed with hundreds of miles of shoreline and some of the best beaches in the country. Here are the ones you shouldn’t miss.

Summer plans

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The hottest towns for home buyers, for prices ranging from under $500,000 to more than $1 million.

Bostonians of the Year

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/boty1217xef_art.jpg 2017 Bostonian of the Year (and 8 inspiring honorable mentions)

Dr. Ann McKee’s work may change football forever. Plus, intrepid teens, dissenting women, caring congregations, visionary scientists, and other engaged citizens making Boston stand out.

2017 Women & Power

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/10292017cover.jpg The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine acknowledge standout company and nonprofit leaders in fields ranging from construction to the arts.

2017 Top Places to Work

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/TPTWcover1119-3396.jpg Winning workplaces

More than 75,000 employees nominated nearly 340 workplaces across Massachusetts. The 125 best across four categories, small to largest, are here.

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